Post-secondary education isn't just about graduating with a degree, it's also about graduating with YOU! King’s Accessibility, Counselling and Student Development (ACSD) is here to support you in your personal growth and development so that you graduate with a sense of wellness, both personally and academically. We are committed to helping you to find the support you need to accomplish your personal and academic aspirations. Counselling offers you the opportunity to explore, understand, and develop new skills for managing your personal and academic concerns.

Personal counselling services at King's offers short-term support to help students make the necessary changes to experience more control in their day-to-day lives and to be able to engage more fully in their academic studies. ***All services are free and accessible for all King's students***

We have counsellors who specialize in supporting students experiencing a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Test anxiety
  • Family, friendship and relationship
  • Procrastination and coursework
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Adjusting to university
  • Sexual violence
  • Sleep
  • Eating
  • Stress and anxiety


Schedule an appointment with a personal counsellor:

New Students

Step #1: 

Complete the Registration Form. You will use your Western username and password to log in.

Step #2: 

Once you have submitted your registration form, you will need to schedule your initial appointment.  You can do this one of the following ways:

  • Call our office at 519-433-3491 ext. 7800
  • Visit Wemple Room 151
  • Complete the Appointment Request Form.  We will email your Western email with your appointment date and time.
Returning students

If you have met with one of our personal counsellors in the past, and you would like to schedule a follow up appointment, you can do so one of the following ways: 

Walk-in appointments are available Monday to Friday 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (registration begins at 1:00 pm).  You will find more information here.  (Note:  there are no walk-in services during the summer months, or during the Spring and Fall Reading weeks).

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 519-433-3491 ext. 7800.

Our counsellors provide caring and professional support to help you to manage your personal concerns more effectively. Our counsellors have extensive experience supporting students with their struggles of balancing academic demands as well as managing personal life stressors. Counselling services are provided by registered social workers, registered psychotherapists, and supervised interns (graduate-level students completing a counselling placement).

Our counsellors primarily operate from positive psychology, strengths-based, narrative, somatic, and solution-focused modalities. We strive to develop a supportive and trusting therapeutic connection with students to support them in the areas of their life that have become concerning. We focus on wellness by coming from a place of believing that each student has the best wisdom on their own experience and that our role is to facilitate a process of discovering that wisdom.

Mental health concerns can have a significant impact on everyday life, including academics. We can work with you to clarify goals for change, develop a plan for managing concerns, and build new skills that help you succeed.

If you need immediate crisis support, we support students in accessing crisis supports within the London community. Similarly, if longer-term support is needed, we do our best to direct students to where they can connect with such services.

For complex mental health beyond the capacity of our team, we have several specialized community partners who may be a better fit.

We do not provide couple or family counselling.